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Author: Nikita A. Lukyanov
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Nikita A. Lukyanov, Graduate Student, Research Assistant of the Laboratory for the Study of Primary Sources, Ural Federal University named after the First President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin, Mira 19, 620002 Yekaterinburg, Russia.

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Lukyanov, N.A. “Confrontation with Heretical Views in the Author’s Manuscript ‘Statir’ Sermon (17th Century).” Germenevtika drevnerusskoi literatury [Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature]. Issue 22. Ed.-in-chief O.A. Tufanova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2023, pp. 64–82. (In Russian) https://doi.org/10.22455/HORL.1607-6192-2023-22-64-82 

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22455/HORL.1607-6192-2023-22-64-82
UDC: 821.161.1.0
Keywords: heresy, sermon, homily, Statir, “world beyond.”
Date of publication: 20.09.2023


The work was completed with the support of the Russian Science Foundation, project number 22-28-01617 “Confronting the ‘World Beyond’ in Late 17th — Early 18th Century Sermons: Authorial Axiology and the Mechanisms of Influence.”


The article continues contemporary researches describing interaction between homily and opposite axiological view in booklore of intermediate time (17th century). In the article anonymous homilist’s (the author of the manuscript Statir) confrontation to views implying denial of the all-out Resurrection and disbelief in Christ’s theanthropic origin is analyzed. Clerical masters referred to this subject multiple times: Ephraim the Syrian, John Chrysostom, Theophilactus the Bulgarian concentrated in detail in their sermons. The author of the sermon on heretics rest on its logic and cases. The consideration of the text reveals author’s interest towards folk religiosity, analogy method use and creative independence in framing of exposure. The system of cases in the sermon based on joining of prosiness and bible mythology are described. Publication of the handwritten sermon from the manuscript Statir firstly applied in science is prepared.


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